Ashley Deutser has lead change initiatives focused on high school culture as well as philanthropy and youth giving. Ashley is pursuing a multidisciplinary curriculum through dual majors: Business Honors Program and Plan II. She remains deeply involved in philanthropic work at a local and national level, where she educates youth on giving back, speaks at national conferences and organizes youth charitable giving. Her work on philanthropy and youth involvement has been published. She has also led a transformative culture project in her high school and was involved in numerous committees on campus. Her experience as an analyst with Mercury Fund, focusing on early stage technology companies, has helped her with her social change efforts. Ashley, a native of Houston, Texas, has been the recipient of numerous awards for academics and citizenship.
Business Honors; Plan II Honors
Canfield Business Honors; Plan II Honors
What drew you to the Forty Acres Scholars Program (FASP)?
I was driven to apply for the Forty Acres Scholars Program because of the highly selective nature of the program and the reputation it holds in the state of Texas. It wasn’t until I attended the Finalist Weekend that I fully understood the magic of the program, the extraordinary people in and out of the program and the unbelievable opportunities it presented. I was mesmerized by the reach of the program and the genuine opportunities it affords its scholars. I left the weekend with friends for life and even greater understanding and appreciation of the power of this university through Forty Acres. This program provides a genuine community with a collaborative, supportive and highly encouraging culture. In the end, it is the opportunity and the people – and that will always be what defines Forty Acres Scholars Program.